RV Park Review – Point Of Rocks RV Park, Prescott AZ
A cozy, natural-feeling RV park in a fabulous location amongst the Granite Dells rocks just next to Prescott, central AZ
- Site quality = 3.5/5
Natural-feeling, but very mixed site quality here. The sites at Point of Rocks RV park are arranged in 2 main loops (“lower park” #1-46 and “upper park” #46A-98) surrounded by the gorgeous Granite Dell rocks, mature trees and bushes. Because sites are located within the rocks, they are unevenly spaced and the entire campground feels much more like a public park than a private one. This makes for very “natural” feel, but also means site quality is very mixed. All sites are basic dirt with full hookups (either 30amp/water/sewer or 50amp/water/sewer) and separate “sitting area” containing picnic table. Majority of sites are back-ins with only 4 pull-throughs out of 98 total sites. Where the big variation comes in is size and arrangement. Some sites are huge, spacious & flat with excellent privacy (trees, bushes) whereas other sites are small, cramped and uneven with limited to no privacy. Upper park sites tend to be bigger (in general) than lower park, but it’s a bit of a mish-mash throughout, so it just depends which site you end up with. Most sites have lovely rock views, but a select few in lower loop (particularly around 10-12) have select valley views too.
- Facilities = 3.5/5
Two shower/toilet facilities on-site here (one for lower loop, one for upper), both of which were rather dated. Shower temp/pressure was good altho’ the shower heads in top loop facilities were mounted too low (= required some shower “limbo dancing” on my part). Other than this the showers had decent space and all facilities were impeccably clean.
- Amenities = 2.5/5
Limited amenities here. There is a very nice laundromat on-site by lower loop, kept impeccably clean with 4 machines (good price too -> $1 wash, $0.75 dry). Office offers DVD & books for loan and there is free on-site WiFi which works so-so (some days it was great, some days it was terrible). No other amenities.
- Location = 5/5
One of the big draws of this park is its excellent location. It is just NE of Prescott, right next to the fabulous Granite Dells so you have endless miles of hiking/biking directly from camp. Also it is only ~10 minutes from downtown with all the shopping (Trader Joe’s, Costco, Whole Foods etc.), eating & entertainment you could want. Great location all-around.
- Pet friendliness = 5/5
Fabulous spot for doggie. There is good space in your campsite (depending which site you get) and direct access to MILES of dog-friendly hiking in the Granite Dells right next-door. Poo bags provides on-site. (Note/ Watson Lake is also hiking distance from the park, but it was full of algae and not good for doggie swimming, so hiking is your best doggie option here. There are also several off-leash doggie parks around town).
Overall rating = 3.9
BONUS ALERT = Camp amongst the gorgeous Granite Dells rocks only minutes from downtown Prescott!
Summary: We wanted to stay somewhere close to Prescott and had other RV buddies who’d raved about this place, so we took a chance and booked 2 weeks here. It ended up being a wonderful choice. The park is in an excellent location, right in the middle of the gorgeous Granite Dells (miles of hiking, biking, rock exploring right from your site) and only minutes from downtown. Since it’s located within the rocks, the sites are arranged in a rather “dispersed” format around 2 main loops (upper and lower), giving the park a very “public park” type feel and none of the side-by-side rigidity of a typical private park. This makes for an incredibly peaceful/natural atmosphere, but also means there is a lot of variation in site quality. Sites are all dirt, mostly back-in with a choice of either 30amp/water/sewer or 50amp/water/sewer. Some sites are large, spacious and very private whereas others are cramped, small and too close together. It’s a bit of a mish-mash throughout, so just depends where you end up. Smaller rigs definitely have more site choices here, and some of the roads getting around the campground are a bit cramped, but overall there are plenty of sites to fit just about anyone except perhaps the biggest rigs. Most views are of rocks & trees, but a select few sites (esp. in lower loop) have valley views too. The park offers decent daily rates, but even better weekly/monthly rates, the owners are super friendly and the location is awesome. We absolutely loved the natural feel and location of this park and spent all of our time either hiking/biking/bouldering directly from camp or exploring downtown. A definite recommend!
Extra Info: Free on-site WiFi, which was so-so (sometimes it worked well, sometimes it didn’t). VARIABLE cell signal which definitely benefited from boosting. In upper loop we had 1 bar unboosted Verizon LTE and 2 bars unboosted ATT LTE (of the two, ATT was the fastest/most stable). 98 sites total with either 30amp/water/electric or 50amp/water/electric. Sites cost $33.50/night or $200/week ($180 for 2nd week). Monthly rates & Good Sam’s discount (on daily rate) available.